Ubuntu/Linux disable extra Mouse Buttons Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500

I find it very annoying that this mouse has buttons on the side where you grip it and the left one goes back in the browser and the right one goes forward.  Imagine if you\'re filling out a form and hit it, most forms/websites have no protection against it.

Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2065400

Here's how I fixed it with xinput, it\'s too bad there\'s no good standard GUI tool to set mouse buttons:

xinput list

This will show your input devices, in my case "10" was the case.

xinput list 10
Microsoft Microsoft® Comfort Mouse 4500    id=10    [slave  pointer  (2)]
    Reporting 5 classes:
        Class originated from: 10
        Buttons supported: 13
        Button labels: Button Left Button Middle Button Right Button Wheel Up Button Wheel Down Button Horiz Wheel Left Button Horiz Wheel Right Button Side Button Extra Button Unknown Button Unknown Button Unknown Button Unknown
        Button state:
        Class originated from: 10
        Keycodes supported: 248
        Class originated from: 10
        Detail for Valuator 0:
          Label: Abs X
          Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
          Resolution: 1 units/m
          Mode: relative
        Class originated from: 10
        Detail for Valuator 1:
          Label: Abs Y
          Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
          Resolution: 1 units/m
          Mode: relative
        Class originated from: 10
        Detail for Valuator 2:
          Label: Abs Gas
          Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
          Resolution: 1 units/m
          Mode: relative

Solution

It is tedious but copy and paste the "Button labels" and put each one in a text file (that has numbered lines) and separate each "Button" at the beginning of each like this (this will make it easier to number each button you want and disable them).

  1. Button Left
  2. Button Middle
  3. Button Right
  4. Button Wheel Up
  5. Button Wheel Down
  6. Button Horiz Wheel Left
  7. Button Horiz Wheel Right
  8. Button Side
  9. Button Extra
  10. Button Unknown
  11. Button Unknown
  12. Button Unknown
  13. Button Unknown


xinput set-button-map 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 0 10 11 12 13
 

Note the "10" after "set-button-map" that corresponds to your device number/id.

Note the "0 0" after "7" corresponds to the two side buttons, you set 0 in place of the button number to disable it.


Tags:

ubuntu, linux, disable, microsoft, browser, websites, http, ubuntuforums, org, showthread, php, xinput, gui, input, devices, quot, reg, pointer, reporting, originated, supported, labels, horiz, keycodes, valuator, label, abs, resolution, mode, relative, tedious, text, numbered, corresponds,

Latest Articles

  • Huion and Wacom Tablets How To Install in Linux Mint / Ubuntu and make the stylus work properly
  • ffmpeg how to cut certain parts of video out
  • ffmpeg how to concat and join two video clips
  • mencoder instead of ffmpeg to join or concatenate video files with different audio streams
  • Linux How To Stop Missing Drive from Halting Boot Process in fstab
  • How To Replace Audio Track of Video using ffmpeg
  • qemu-img convert formats vdi vmdk raw qcow2
  • Linux and Windows Dual Boot Crazy Time Issues
  • dynagen / dynamips 100% high CPU usage solution - how to set the idlepc value
  • How To Setup a Cisco CME (Cisco Manager Express) Virtual Router under Linux using dynamips and dynagen
  • Linux Mint Ubuntu Debian CentOS Dual Boot Install Issues
  • Linux Mint Ubuntu Debian Centos RHEL no sound solution
  • Linux Mint/Debian/Ubuntu/Centos Installer black grub screen and blank screen after trying to boot installer or main OS
  • Linux Mint Dual Boot Install Avoid Wiping our your Main C: drive /dev/sda MBR and EFI
  • QEMU-KVM soundhw deprecated how to enable sound in QEMU 4.x series
  • Virtualbox Error Cannot register the hard disk because a hard disk with UUID already exists solution
  • kernel: [549267.368859] mate-terminal[7871]: segfault at 2000000101 ip 00007f5d0a9548f0 sp 00007fff7012c610 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.4800.2[7f5d0a920000+52000]
  • apcupsd how to setup and monitor APC UPS units
  • How To Password Reset, Recover, Bypass, Remove and Unlock on Windows 10,8,7,Vista,XP,NT,2000,2003,2008,2012,2016,2019 Administrative Login Programs
  • Nvidia Ubuntu Linux Screentearing Video with solution driver